|Meeting Point||at your hotel|
|Ending Point||at your hotel|
|Departure||12:00 PM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
Baseball games are not always held at Koshien Stadium every day. It is possible to see the game of Orix at Kyocera Dome in Osaka. please contact me.
The content of the video consists of 2 parts. The first part early in the 1st minute is outside the Hanshin Koshien Stadium when the 96th Japanese high school baseball game was held on August 24th 2014. The second part is a Japanese professional baseball game that the Hanshin Tigers won 4 - 3 against DeNA even though they were behind in the bottom of the 9th inning on September 2, 2014.
Hanshin Koshien Stadium is the mecca of both high school baseball and professional baseball. The stadium was built in 1924 and named the Koshien stadium. It's the oldest baseball stadium in Japan and the third oldest baseball stadium in the world. It is said that the stadium was modeled after the Polo Grounds, the home of the New York Giants. When Babe Ruth visited Japan for the Japan-U.S. All-Star Series, hot dogs were sold for the first time in Japan. You can see a wide variety of items and photos including the a ball autographed by Babe Ruth at the Koshien Museum of history.
Koshien Stadium allows up to 47,541 spectators to enjoy the baseball games.
First, I would like to show you a Japanese high school baseball game.
As you know, Hideki Matsui who played outstandingly for the New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka who transferred to the New York Yankees in 2014, and Yu Darvish who plays for the Texas Rangers, were active players in the high school baseball games at the Koshien Stadium.
Two high school championship tournaments are held at the Koshien Stadium in Hyogo prefecture every year, one in the spring and one in the summer. High school baseball is very popular as well as professional baseball. Since the entire game is played in a tournament style, in order to win the championship, the teams can't afford to lose even one game. The games enjoy wide coverage by the media and attract special attention throughout the nation.
Next, I would like to show you a Japanese professional baseball game. Koshien Stadium is the home of the Hanshin Tigers, one of the most popular baseball teams. Japanese professional baseball is divided into 2 leagues, the Central league and the Pacific league, and each league has 6 teams. These six teams compete from April to October （each team playing about 130 games） in a round-robin competition to determine the winning team. The winner from each league plays in the seven-game Japan Series in October, same as Major League Baseball.
By the way have you ever heard of Cecil Grant Fielder ? Actually he belonged to the Hanshin Tigers in 1989. After he played for a year in Japan, he transferred to the Detroit Tigers and became the home run king two years in a row from 1990.
When you cheer for the Hanshin Tigers, there are some rules. Supporters blow up and fly balloons along with music at the bottom of the seventh inning. Furthermore, if the Hanshin Tigers wins the game, supporters give three rousing cheers.
Why don't we enjoy a Japanese baseball game?
※High school baseball games are held in April and August and Japanese professional baseball games are held from April to September. Of course baseball games are not played at the Koshien Stadium everyday. It is also possible to see a game by a team called Orix at Kyocera Dome in Osaka. If you want to see a Japanese baseball game, please contact me !!
|extra person ( more than 30 people ) .||4.45 USD|
|extra hour.||8.90 USD|
Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!
This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.
We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year
Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.
Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.
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